Santa Lucía Hill
Icon of Santiago. Called Huelén by the natives, it was in its skirts where the conquistador Pedro de Valdivia established his camp before founding Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura, just the day of Saint Lucia, a 13 from December to 1540.
After military fortifications and the first astronomical observatory in Chile would be built.
Today is a beautiful French-style park in the heart of Santiago, easy to upload, It is ideal as a walk in its gardens, sources, terraces, stairs and viewpoints.
It has various arboreal species and ornamentation of European origin.
Since 1825, It has fired a salvo of cannon from the top of the hill to announce 12 noon. After the earthquake of the year 2010, he “gunshot” was suspended to avoid possible collapses of the Hidalgo Castle on this same hill.
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